Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
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Dead Dogs and Gym Teachers 

Lindsay tries to convince Harold to let her join her friends at a Who concert. Kim and Lindsay accidentally run over Millie's dog. Kim starts hanging out with Millie. Lindsay wants to tell ... See full summary »

Director:

Judd Apatow

Writers:

Paul Feig (created by), Judd Apatow | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Cardellini ... Lindsay Weir
John Francis Daley ... Sam Weir
James Franco ... Daniel Desario
Samm Levine ... Neal Schweiber
Seth Rogen ... Ken Miller
Jason Segel ... Nick Andopolis
Martin Starr ... Bill Haverchuck
Becky Ann Baker ... Jean Weir
Joe Flaherty ... Harold Weir
Busy Philipps ... Kim Kelly
Thomas F. Wilson ... Coach Ben Fredricks (as Tom Wilson)
Claudia Christian ... Gloria Haverchuck
Meagen Fay ... Mrs. Kentner
Chauncey Leopardi ... Alan White
Sarah Hagan ... Millie Kentner
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Lindsay tries to convince Harold to let her join her friends at a Who concert. Kim and Lindsay accidentally run over Millie's dog. Kim starts hanging out with Millie. Lindsay wants to tell Millie the truth about her dog, but Kim does not. Meanwhile, Nick teaches himself to play guitar and writes a love ballad for Lindsay. Ms. Haverchuck stuns Bill with the news that she has been dating Coach Fredricks. Written by YazzyJ

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2000 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

| (17 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"Stripes" wasn't released until June 1981, so they couldn't be discussing the movie during the '80-'81 school year. See more »

Goofs

Bill is pictured with a tub of "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter." "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" was not sold until 1986. See more »

Quotes

Kim Kelly: You guys, I killed Millie's dog.
Ken Miller: Like, with your bare hands?
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Connections

References Stripes (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Summer Breeze
(uncredited)
Written by Dash Crofts and Jim Seals
Performed by Seals & Crofts
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with your bare hands..
5 May 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Freaks And Geeks

Feig's everlasting comic classic is a tour de force of art when it comes to set an example of cutting through the dogmatic commercial views. The passionate bulletproof love of Paul Feig, the creator, for the 80s is a profound poetry that is visible in his keen eye on the details of the conversations. From references that SHOULD come in handy to the complete makeover in their vocab that shines light on the journey that warps us back a couple of decades ago, Judd Apatow and Feig has created an ultimate teenage treasure where each cast is so invested and reflective in their performance that they have managed to make it big easily in their later days.

But despite of having such an absorbing performance from the cast members, even the younger cast that shows you the range which is not usually something you get to see, I would once again jump back to Feig's smoothness in his flaws. And he does have it, and it seems like he too knows it and embraces it in a way that the storytelling grows friction less and pulls out a much more meaningful and powerful note that it outweighs the flaws or distractions on the script.

This depiction of rebellious teenager and the lost-warrior-alike parents of theirs, in a rapidly evolving era has honesty in balancing the world- even the elders or teachers are humane, just as James Franco says once, "These old people also have bad people among them." Take the parents, for instance, each of our teenager hosts have some baggage in their house and as the series ages, the perspective changes and the three dimensional characters finally reveals and accepts all the sides of themselves, where you then, exhale victoriously as Feig explains or more correctly metaphorically notions the very existence or origin of these Freaks And Geeks that we all root for.

Dead Dogs And Gym Teachers

Once again, a balanced concept that explores both the sides of the door making mistakes or leaps with a bit careless attitude, the result is soothing and smells cozy and old style than it is funny or even sketchy.


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